Sport

Coolabunia youngster gets top five speedway spot

SPEEDWAY STAR: Kingaroy's Cordell Rogerson will head to Victoria next month to compete for the under-16 125cc Australian title.
SPEEDWAY STAR: Kingaroy's Cordell Rogerson will head to Victoria next month to compete for the under-16 125cc Australian title. Contributed

COOLABUNIA's Cordell Rogerson is on his way to becoming a true speedway star.

The 10-year-old raced for the under-16 125cc Speedway Solo title last Saturday at North Brisbane.

After a slight mishap in the first heat, Rogerson had a night of racing to remember.

The Taabinga State School student pushed his young racing skills to the limit on his way to two race wins and two other podium finishes.

These race results were enough to reach the "B" national final and brought him one step closer to achieving his goal of a top-five Queensland finish.

Rogerson led for most of the race but on the last corner was passed and in a runoff for the finish.

He just missed out on a place in the main final.

His second place in the B final placed him at fifth in the Queensland standings, as the young rider had achieved his goal of a top-five state-wide

finish.

Rogerson and his family will now travel to Mildura, Victoria, in December to compete for the U16 125cc Australian title.

The young speedway star's father, Simon, said his son had put in plenty of training to do his best in Victoria.

"He has been training hard to try and achieve his goal to advance through the qualifying rounds and make it to the main event," he said.

"His training consists of speedway training at least once a week at South Burnett Motorcycle Rider Training Facility, cross training on his motocross bike and physical training to build his fitness level."

The Australian Speedway championship will be held on December 28-30 at Olympic Park Speedway in Victoria.

South Burnett

Topics:  coolabunia, kingaroy, speedway


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Raising funds to make a difference

BUILDING GOODWILL: Members of the Dalby PCYC Youth Managment Team building houses in Cambodia.

THE PCYC is hosting the Dalby Races this weekend.

Graziers hold out for winter rain predictions

RAIN NEEDED: Robbie Bain, Mt Eden, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 312c/kg for 348kg to return $1086/head at Tuesday’s sale.

Winter rains predicted for Maranoa.

Straight out of pioneer days

FOUND HER NICHE: Daph had a way with animals, and had her own mob of goats.

The story of Daph, Malcolm, and her special animal talents.

Latest deals and offers

Roma drug bust targets dealers "profiting on pain"

UPDATED: ROMA'S biggest ever drug bust operation is expected to put a "significant" dent in the flow of illegal drugs into the Maranoa, according to police.

Raising funds to make a difference

BUILDING GOODWILL: Members of the Dalby PCYC Youth Managment Team building houses in Cambodia.

THE PCYC is hosting the Dalby Races this weekend.

Graziers hold out for winter rain predictions

RAIN NEEDED: Robbie Bain, Mt Eden, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 312c/kg for 348kg to return $1086/head at Tuesday’s sale.

Winter rains predicted for Maranoa.

Straight out of pioneer days

FOUND HER NICHE: Daph had a way with animals, and had her own mob of goats.

The story of Daph, Malcolm, and her special animal talents.

Tara resident calls for clean-up of ‘eyesore’

IRATE: Wendy Rankin outside the remains of the house at 2 Binnie St, Tara, which has remained untouched since the day it burned down.

Burned out ruins remain 18 months after fire

Remember, university is a means to an end

University is a means to an end.

Enjoying the Middle Ages at Pumpkin Festival

Entertainment at this year's pumpkin festival

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Greg Inglis inside Maroons Training Camp

Queensland Centre Greg Inglis

Queensland Centre Greg Inglis gives his view of first training session.

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked